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HP 250 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jul 2014
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Get connected with the value-priced HP 250 G3 Notebook PC. Complete business tasks with Intel technology, essential multimedia tools and Windows 8.1 loaded on the HP 250. The durable chassis helps... More
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11 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

HP is one of the superior notebook PC brands according to average user and expert reviews, and HP also has good reviews for its medium processor core laptops.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Four SATA Connectors

The HP 250 has more SATA connectors than most of the medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago. Most of the medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago only have between two and three SATA connectors, however this notebook PC has four SATA connectors.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP 250 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 250 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The HP 250 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most portable PCs of this type and age. Across all comparable spec laptops that were released more than a year ago the processor family ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP 250 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the Latitude 14 5000, the Latitude 12 5000, or the Latitude 15 5000 all from DELL is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP 250 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the 250 also have a front camera.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a front camera to this laptop and we think the Latitude 12 5000, the Latitude 15 5000, or the Latitude 14 5000 all from DELL is also worth considering.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The HP 250 is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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11 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The HP 250 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the HP 250 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the 250. Across all the portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 250 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the HP 250 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of laptops of this age and spec is 10GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops that are a similar age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

There are a number of other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo G50-70.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 820 (SSD and cheaper), or the DELL Latitude 13 3340 (SSD and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 250 is 2.2GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. The HP 250 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.7 gigahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

There are a number of other 1.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the Toshiba Satellite C50-B.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Latitude E5540 (1.9GHz and cheaper), or the Inspiron 15 (1.9GHz and cheaper) both from DELL.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 250 have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 47Wh. At only 31 watt-hours, the HP 250 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 250.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year, the HP 250 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Acer Aspire E5 is also worth considering.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The HP 250 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 250 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP 250

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP 250 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

Alternative 15.6" laptops currently available which you might also want to look at include the Toshiba Satellite C50-B, or the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 ($378.00) which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire E5-772 (17.3" and cheaper).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs and we think the Toshiba Satellite C50-B, and the Lenovo T440p which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite L50-B (1TB and cheaper) or the Lenovo G70-70 (1TB and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the HP 250 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the 250.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 4GB internal memory laptops and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Toshiba Satellite C50-B, and the Lenovo T440p is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Medion Akoya E6415 (6GB), or the Lenovo G500 (6GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

The HP 250 has a fairly average weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Satellite C50-B (2.2kg and cheaper), or the Satellite C50-B (2.2kg and cheaper) both from Toshiba.

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Specification

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Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
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Intel Visual Technology
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Expert Reviews

(16)
11 September 2016

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile All-in-One Printer is an inkjet that's light enough to travel with, but can copy and scan as well as print...

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3 November 2014

The HP 250 G3 HP is asking just 270 Euros (~345 USD) for their 15.6-inch notebook. The simple plastic case feels good in your hands, and the input devices are certainly cut out for office use and...

22 August 2016

La HP OfficeJet 250 a clairement une carte à jouer sur le marché des petites imprimantes A4 pensées pour être transportables ou capables de se ranger dans un tiroir. Un poil plus encombrante...

25 November 2014

La base. Le HP 250 G3 est un ordinateur portable de 15,6 pouces actuellement sur les étalages à 270 euros. Quid de la cure de minceur par laquelle le HP 250 G3 est passé ? Une opération... Read more…

8 November 2014

De basis is er. De HP 250 G3 is een 15,6 inch notebook voor minder dan ?270. Heeft HP de juiste compromissen gemaakt, of is de rode lijn gepasseerd?

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 16 March 2014 by M
(Verified Purchase)

This is a smart, slim machine but it comes without any useful software. There is no word processing programme (although it has a preloaded option to buy Microsoft Office). It has three competing... Read more…

Reviewed 29 October 2014 by ColinG

Nice quality laptop for the money, with good build quality and hard wearing design. Display is a matt finish anti-glare type and is more than bright enough for all lighting levels likely to be... Read more…

Reviewed 30 November 2012 by Spencer F.

The following instructions are copied from R. Tickle "RATickle" (North Jersey) on a competitor's website. I edited and added some items. 1) Do NOT install the software on the CD. 2) Connect the... Read more…

Reviewed 24 May 2013 by SILKE H.

To install the camera under Linux (works with other OSes, too): connect the camera via Ethernet cable. You need to have DHCP in your subnet. Find the camera, for example, with "nmap -sT -p 80... Read more…

Reviewed 8 November 2014 by Rachel
(Verified Purchase)

We have brought 2 and set them up as Christmas presents for our children.We spent most of yesterday playing with them, they are absolutely fantastic, very sleek fast and easy to use. We are more... Read more…

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